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Thread: 127 Kg & 81 Bhp. Meet the insane, track-only Kramer Motorcycles

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    Default 127 Kg & 81 Bhp. Meet the insane, track-only Kramer Motorcycles

    Germany based Kramer Motorcycles call themselves specialists in making super-light and super-powerful motorcycles for racing. And they do back it up as well. How does a 127 kg motorcycle with 81 Bhp sound? Or for that matter, how does a motorcycle weighing ~135 kg that makes 103 Bhp sound? Insane? Exactly our thoughts. Behold the Kramer HKR EVO2 series and the Kramer GP2 Prototype.

    So what are these superbike humiliating motorcycles actually? Kramer Motorcycles, from Germany, make specially designed track-only motorcycles. They make motorcycles for serious racers. They make motorcycles with insane power-to-weight ratios and unmatched track performance.

    Kramer Motorcycles HKR EVO2

    The HKR EVO2 comes in two flavors. The Kramer HKR EVO2 S is a 75hp machine, with cast wheels, and single 320mm front brake disc; whereas the Kramer HKR EVO2 R makes 81hp, comes with forged aluminum wheels, and has dual 290mm discs up front.

    They are both built around KTM’s 690cc single-cylinder engine that powers the KTM 690 Duke. Both of the models use a specially-designed steel-trellis frame, custom bodywork and some top notch componentry. Interestingly enough, they have a 12-liter XPE plastic fuel tank that doubles as a sub-frame, which has integrated crash sliders, and a sighting hole for easy adjustment of the rear shock damping. All the bikes feature fully-adjustable WP front forks and rear shocks. A custom exhaust is a part of the package with a silencer available as an option.

    There’s a third variant as well albeit only for Europe. The Kramer HKR EVO2 RR pushes the envelope even further with the engine bumped up to 733cc and makes 90 Bhp. Like the other two models weren’t maddening enough.

    In USA, the prices start from $16,000 which would translate to some 11-odd lakhs in India and we’ll probably never get to see it here. And with this quite sad-a-note, we move on the next one.

    Kramer Motorcycles GP2 Prototype

    The Kramer GP2 Prototype is the unofficial successor to the HKR EVO2. This one also houses an engine sourced from KTM (their affinity is quite understandable). This time around though, the engine is not a single-cylinder unit. It features the 790cc, parallel-twin from ‘The Scalpel’, KTM 790 Duke. This motorcycle though just a prototype, it is going to be developed by the Germans over the span of next 12 months.

    The design has predictably taken cues from its predecessor, the HKR EVO2. A custom steel-trellis frame, a special aluminum swingarm developed by Kramer Motorcycles and some other stuff is borrowed from the EVO2. And just like the EVO2, it still uses the sub-frame as a fuel tank which obviously helped in achieving the insanely light weight of this motorcycle. Now, the stock KTM 790 Duke engine makes 103 Bhp of power but we are quite sure that when the motorcycle makes it to production, these figures will surely be bumped up.

    Other ‘extremely notable’ things are forged aluminum wheels, Pirelli tyres, Brembo M50 calipers gripping the dual-discs up front and an RP Race Performance exhaust. Fully adjustable WP suspension and a comprehensive electronics package are also going to be there. There’s no word on the pricing yet, thankfully, because going by the price of the EVO2, this one is also going to cost a bomb. Although, even that doesn’t take away the sheer delight that this bike would be around a track.


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    Default Re: 127 Kg & 81 Bhp. Meet the insane, track-only Kramer Motorcycles

    Wow, Germans do know how to make crazy stuff.

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    Default Re: 127 Kg & 81 Bhp. Meet the insane, track-only Kramer Motorcycles

    Awesome, now that's what I call re-engineering with a punch.

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